Monday, 4 June 2018

DVD Roundup: "show us a god damn dragon, you jerks!" edition

Perhaps the most lauded of the Netflix original Marvel shows, Iron Fist sees Finn Jones take on the role of a man with, well, a magic fist. The whole conceit of the character is comic-book-esque, so outrageous, so privileged, so undeservedly mystical, that it's a wonder that it managed to survive into a gritty, semi-realistic interpretation akin to the other members of The Defenders. Still, Richee thought it wasn't the absolute worst, just a bit bland. Check out his full review here.

Winning the Oscar for best male lead, Gary Oldman becomes Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, a role that seems to be becoming a test of skill for some actors. Not going for any peripheral action, Darkest Hour goes straight to the main story of Churchill's time as Prime Minister, and that is him trying to negotiate a peace deal with the Nazi's while everything is going to hell around him.

Stop whatever you're doing right now and listen up! Gerald Butler is back in a film and he's playing a goddamn grizzled man who shoots a gun! At a whopping two hours and twenty minutes, Den of Thieves seems a bit on the long side for an action movie, and with a plot that sounds like a dozen other movies, this may be for the fans only.

Already appearing on some lists of "worst movies of 2018 so far", Clint Eastwood's The 15:17 to Paris may be honourable in it's attempt to tell the real life story of three men who stopped a terrorist attack, but did you actually have to employ the three men who actually did the saving to play themselves in the film?

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